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LEXINGTON, Ky. – KBC has implemented a new electronic blood donation process that allows donors to answer the required health history questions using a touch-screen tablet provided at the donation site. Donors may also use KBC’s new QuickPass to complete the health questionnaire using their computer, tablet or smartphone on the day of donation before arriving at the blood drive or donor center.
QuickPass can be accessed by visiting kybloodcenter.org and clicking on Menu and then QuickPass. Once donors complete QuickPass they either print the QuickPass barcode or email to themselves and have it scanned at the donation location.
“After more than a year of planning and preparation, we’ve upgraded our software system. This not only affects donors, but touches many other facets of our business, from serving hospitals to processing blood to paying the bills,” said Martha Osborne, Vice President of Marketing for KBC. “We hope donors will appreciate this new efficient, paperless system.”
Donors may welcome several changes. After their initial registration using the new system, donors will have the option of having their photo taken which will eliminate the need for presenting a photo I.D. during subsequent donations. Much of their health and travel history will also be retained to the donor record, allowing for faster updates at later donations.
Kentucky Blood Center has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset as well as numerous blood rives throughout the Commonwealth every day.
To find donation locations or for more information, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.
Saving lives for more than 50 years, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, non-profit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset.